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What states, country, or bodies of water border it?  Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Canada, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and  Lake Superior

What is the state capital? Lansing

What are some major cities? Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids.

What is the area (in square miles) of your state? 96,810

What is the highest point and how high is it? 1,979-foot-tall Mount Arvan

What is the lowest point and how low is it? Lake Erie 571 feet



Tell when it became a state and what number it is. Jan. 26, 1837 (26)

How did the state get its name? From Indian word Michigana” meaning “great or large lake"

Tell about a historic figure from this state. Henry Ford was an automotive pioneer who helped this country become a nation of motorists.



Who is the governor?Jennifer Granholm, D

Who are the U.S. senators from this state?Levin, Carl and Stabenow, Debbie

How many U.S. House of Representatives members are from this state? 15

State flag: E pluribus unum 



List resources mined in the state:Iron, Copper, Iodine, Salt, Line,Gravel, and Cement.

List crops grown in the state:apples, cherries, beans, pears, grapes, potatoes, and suger beets.



What is the average high January temperature of the state capital? 28 degrees

What is the average high July temperature of the state capital? 82 degrees

What is the average low January temperature of the state capital? 14 degrees

What is the average low July temperature of the state capital? 58 degrees

What is the average precipitation for January of the state capital? 1.5 in

What is the average precipitation for July of the state capital? 2.5 in



What is the population of the state (year 2000 or later)? 10,120,860


apple blossom by furbyphotos



State bird: robin

State flower:apple blossom

State tree:white pine

State song: "Michigan, My Michigan"

State nickname:Wolverine and the Great Lake State



Where is somewhere to go and enjoy yourself in this state? Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 


What other interesting things did you learn about this state? You can enjoy yourself in Michigan. And there is also a park just for kids.




Bibliography (Where did you find your information?): beattye.pbwiki.com Michigan 






Citing sources:

Web Site – Author. Title of site or web page. URL of site, date of publication

Book – Author. Title of book. Edition. City of publisher: Name of publisher, year of publication

Encyclopedia: Title of encyclopedia, volume of encyclopedia used. City of publisher: Name of publisher, year of publication, pages where the article is located.

Photos used - Give the name of the person who owns the photo.





Comments (2)

Anonymous said

at 1:40 pm on Mar 18, 2007

Good Work! Thank you for the time you spent on this project.

Anonymous said

at 7:54 am on Mar 19, 2007

This is great! I love the pictures that you included. One suggestion: in the "other" category, make "your self" one word (yourself.)

Great info and map. I've never visited Michigan, but now I'd really like to!

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